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Brilliant Boo kicks off 2015

Boo Hewerdine.
Boo Hewerdine.

A popular, monthly live music session kick-starts its 2015 programme in style, with the performance of a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter.

The legendary Boo Hewerdine will be appearing at Rothbury Roots on Thursday, January 29.

For many music fans, he needs no introduction, having made numerous richly-lauded albums over the last two decades or so.

But it is as a songwriter that his peers hold him in particular esteem, as was evidenced on his appearances on BBC’s Songwriters’ Circle and Transatlantic Sessions.

Boo’s new album, My Name in The Brackets, is a collection of his songs that have been recorded by artists such as Eddi Reader, KD Lang, Heidi Talbot, Kris Drever and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Andy Craig, of the Roots, said: “Boo is one of Britain’s finest singer/songwriters. He last visited Rothbury Roots in 2013 and in 2012 with Brooks Williams as half of State of the Union and I’m very pleased to have him back again.

“If you like a song with a lyric worth listening to and a tune you’ll go home whistling, you’ll love this gig.”

Boo’s appearance is the start of what will be an exciting year for the Roots, which is set to welcome a rich and diverse series of acts and artists during 2015.

These are Sean Taylor (February 26), Brooks Williams (March 26), Gilmore Roberts (April 30), Clive Gregson (May 28), Adrian Nation (June 25), Durbevilles (July 30), Stewart Hardy and Friends (August 27), Reg Meuross with Jess Vincent (September 24), Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby (October 29) and Bob Fox (November 26).

The season will be rounded off by the Rod Clements Midwinter Show on December 17.

Boo’s gig takes place at Rothbury’s Queen’s Head Hotel, on Thursday, January 29. Doors open 7.30pm, music starts 8pm. Entry is £10.